Tarek Ben Soltane

Tarek Ben Soltane

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tunis, Tunisia

High School:
Lycee Calmette

Height:
5-11

2009 - SPRING SEASON
• Posted an 8-13 mark in singles action
• Went 5-6 against foes at the No. 2 position
• Against No. 68 SMU at the Conference USA Championship, posted a 6-3, 6-4 victory at No. 2
• At the C-USA Shootout, recorded a 2-1 mark

2008 - FALL SEASON
• Completed the fall with a 7-2 record in singles play
• Advanced to the quarterfinals at the Southern Intercollegiate Championship, posting wins over Georgia Tech's Doug Kenny and Virginia Tech's Patrick Daciek
• Rallied to post a 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Jonathan Tragardh of LSU at the UCF Invitational
• Finished with a 4-2 mark in doubles
• Joined Brock Sakey for an 8-6 decision over USF's Jamal Adderly and Yannick Yoshizawa at the USF Invitational

2008 - SPRING SEASON
• Recorded a 14-3 mark, including a 12-2 showing in dual-match play
• Went 6-0 at No. 5 and 6-2 at the No. 4 spot
• Opened the Conference USA Championship with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 5 over 70th-ranked UAB's Alex Emery
• Facing Daniel Vardag of No. 72 Florida Atlantic, recorded a 7-5, 6-1 victory
• Prevailed at No. 36 USF by defeating Michael Nusslein (6-4, 6-0)
• Knocked off No. 51 Tennessee Tech's Giovanni Vaglietti at No. 4 (4-6, 6-2, 6-2)
• Won all three matches at the Conference USA Shootout
• Defeated Keith Crowely of No. 26 Miami, 6-0, 6-2
• Took home a pair of victories at the USF Invitational pre-spring tournament
• Held a 6-2 record in doubles with Blaze Schwartz

2007 - FALL SEASON
• Did not play

2007 - SPRING SEASON
• Went 10-12 in singles competition
• Nine of the victories came at the No. 2 spot
• Defeated USF's Marc Jaeger (6-1, 6-2) at No. 2
• Took a three-set win, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1, at No. 2 against Jermaine Jenkins of 24th-ranked Clemson
• Defeated Johannes Spangenberg of No. 75 UAB, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2
• Prevailed at No. 2 against Wes Hancock (6-1, 6-2) of No. 70 Utah
• At the top spot, defeated Bethune-Cookman's Thabani Sithole, 6-3, 7-6 (5)
• In doubles, knocked off UAB's Kruno Despotovski and Adian Tollstam in the Conference USA quarterfinals, 8-4, with parner Norman Alcantara at No. 1
• Went 4-7 in doubles play with Jimmy Roesch
• All four of the wins came at the No. 3 position

2006 - FALL SEASON
• Posted a 5-3 mark in singles play
• Won three matches at the UCF Fall Invitational
• Defeated Florida Atlantic's Corey Smith (7-5, 6-2) at the event
• Also topped Emmanuel Nkoveleve of Georgia Southern (7-5, 6-2)
• Went 2-1 at the Southern Intercollegiate Championship

2005 - SPRING SEASON
• Posted a 10-4 mark
• Went 3-0 at No. 4 singles
• At the Boise State Red Lion Spring Break Tournament, topped Western Michigan's Alex Birchmeir at No. 4, 6-1, 7-6 (5)
• In the Conference USA Championship opening round, registered a 6-3, 6-3 win over UAB's Johannes Spangenberg
• Defeated German Escallon of North Florida at No. 5 - 6-3, 6-1
• Went 6-7 in doubles play during the spring

2005 - FALL SEASON
• Won his first match as a Knight by getting past USF's Dillon Brozyna (2-6, 6-4, 6-1)

PRIOR TO UCF
• Attended Lycee Calmette in Nice, France
• Earned Tunisia's No. 1 ranking for under-16 singles
• Played for Tunisia's Davis Cup team
• In 2003, recorded four ATP points in singles play and four in doubles action
• Competed in International Tennis Federation events in Belgium, Finland, France, Malta, Morocco, South Africa and Syria

PERSONAL
• Born in Tunis, Tunisia
• Son of Chokri Ben Soltane and Emna Hamza
• Majoring in interdisciplinary studies

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